Health and Welfare

Health and Welfare

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Vacant positions at Norut.
New job

Norut is searching for new staff! A Research Director and Senior Research Scientists in social science disciplines, a PhD position on oil-in-ice and an engineer specialising in unmanned aircraft systems are all on Norut’s wish list.

When seniors stretch to reach an apple on the screen, they get more movement in their arms. This 91-year-old enjoys exercising. Photo: Ellen Brox.
Exergames

Game technology can prevent seniors from falling and improve their balance, strength and coordination. But the games must be designed completely differently than those for young people, a new study shows.

At the open ail exhibition in Tromsø 1 October 2016 the student’s diving club cleaned the harbour. This is just a part of what they collected. Photo: Jannike Falk-Andersson.
Marine plastic

The kick off meeting for the MARP project was held at Svalbard in September, and an open air exhibition in October gave the public a touch and smell of what marine plastic pollution is really about.

Røde hjerter er et julesymbol for mange. Hos Norut gir leveren julestemning i år.
Biotech

A new type of immunotherapy against liver cancer is so promising that Norut has been granted nearly NOK 10 million to continue the research.

Bildet er tatt under en øvelse med Sea King redningshelikopter. Foto: Marius Lauritsen, Forsvaret.
Arctic

The increased activity in the Arctic demands better search and rescue capacity for the people located in the area. Norut has investigated the current status and proposed a series of improvements.

Luis Fernandez Luque presented his PhD thesis at UiT The Arctic University of Norway on October 24, 2014.
PhD

Good tips for better health are only a few keystrokes away, but much of the health information available on the internet is harmful or downright dangerous. How does one distinguish between sound and good information and information that makes the pain worse?

View from Noruts stand at the AAL Conference in Bucuresti. Photo: Gunn Evertsen, Norut.
Exergame

FarmUp is a new Kinect exergame for senior citizens developed in Tromsø. The game generated considerable interest when Norut research scientists recently presented it to a European audience.

Flag map of Latvia. Illustration: Wikimedia Commons.
Migration

Migration trends from Latvia to Norway show a steep increase in past few years.

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